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1v1 Tournaments - For the skillful or for the lucky?

Discussion in 'Tactics and Technique' started by hipjaw, May 20, 2014.

  1. hipjaw pbplayr.blogspot.co.uk // Reading Entity // #22

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    You mention a plan but surely your plan changes completely before the buzzer has gone when you see where your opponent is on the start gate? Plus if they're dummying to run right but walk left shooting a lane you instantly have to change your plan again. I feel it's a lot more reactive and about reading your opponent no matter what kind of 1v1 it is. It's harder to visualize your game beforehand than say a 5v5 where you know you're going to X bunker to do a particular job.

    I do agree the Race-2 format favours the skilled (I didn't see the Bitburg tournament) but weren't the prelims simple 1 point games or was I suffering sun-stroke at Puget?

    So that's a pretty big tip in itself there, keeping an eye on their refs.

    Also with coaching involved I would imagine it would be best to stay coach-side as opposed to pit-side.. probably the wisest option on a millennium field with the doritos down that tape, however gunfighting from snake bunkers probably isn't the best way to go about things. It will be nice to have a think about it when the PSP field is released as that's what I'll be playing on.
     
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    *all opinions are that of my intoxicated self and reflect not on my sponsors nor my team*

    Anyone at a mills event in a competition like this is expected to be able to hold his gun and have a rough idea where he's shooting.

    It's kind of up in the air on this one, gun skills in close distance will obviously be top trumps. However, when playing from the *near* back center shooting at the *near* back center, it's always a little bit more of a gamble. I'd like to say that skill comes into it more than luck, especially in a race 2 format, but in a true one on one, best of one format it's probably slightly more lucky than not.

    I think most people kind of play it a little safe in these situations and just shoot waiting to be able to make a reactive move. I suck at 1on1's anyway
     
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    dont ger me wrong luck is also a massive factor me and a mate was having 1on1s first to three it was 2-2 and i was shooting at his bunke because he was tight onto it just as i was about to make a move a miracle happened one ball somehow wrapped round the bunker and caught him in the middle of his goggles, dont know wether this was due to friction or what not but it was very lucky
     
  4. hipjaw pbplayr.blogspot.co.uk // Reading Entity // #22

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    I feel there's definitely a lot more opportunity for the creative in a 1v1. Watching Lang at Puget he was in a bit of a standoff where the two of them were near the middle of the field and could only see each other on one side of each other's bunker as the M was in between them. After a bit of a wait Lang suddenly started shooting the side of the M and his opponent left his bunker shooting back towards the M as if Oliver was coming for him, however Oliver was still stood in the same spot waiting for him.

    This witty and creative play is dampened however by the coaching. Again watching Oliver play he ran out to one bunker shooting and then immediately ducked and ran back in the opposite direction, without coaching he would have been lost by his opponent, however all he bought himself was a couple seconds which wasn't enough to make something happen.
     
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    Was in the pits when Kye Gosney won the CPPS event .We watched early round and quickly came to conclusion if you want to push ,go right as so many players play right handed and he went that way all but once . Chances of success improve as by the final it's second nature and you know the shots.You also put opponent onto their weaker side or lean round the bunker and out of their comfort zone.Players instinctively also went right if they moved ,reacting not pro active .No one moved in .Put a high top on the loader as limited paint.Even if you start with the long shot joust ,you have a plan that only involves putting them in long enough to activate. This is more of a 1on1 sport approach as opposed to paintball. The task is to tilt the odds your way in what is still a game of chance. This "other skills " approach may well explain how a pro with top 1 ball skill could be taken down .
     
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  6. hipjaw pbplayr.blogspot.co.uk // Reading Entity // #22

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    I do agree that paintball in the main is a game of chance.. it's just about maximizing your odds.

    The top rule I've always embraced for 1v1's is just to never lose your opponent, however that rule isn't quite as relevant when you're on a coached field.
     
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    I've played against some CPL (Millennium Series) players on 1v1 games and, believe me, luck has little to do...
     

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